• Drury Road single storey extension

  • This terraced house presented an interesting challenge.

    Not blessed with an overlong garden, a large extension was out of the question. The clients required a high impact from their 3 m extension and wanted to use good quality materials. 

  • We set about including many details into the design: A large an expanse of glass as we were allowed, in compliance with Building Regs, achieved with a 3.6 m wide designed skylight and a thin profile 3 panel sliding door.  it defines the space from inside when viewed in conjunction with the exposed brick wall which appears to be attached to the exterior garden wall, giving the impression of a continuous brick wall. We carefully selected bricks and pointed them with lime. This brickwork is offset by the brick parapet details rising in unison with the pitch of the roof.  The garden benefits from 2 new brick walls framing the modern patio which was laid with a thin blade like opening to go between the patio in the house. The walls have inset lighting, fitted as the walls were built.

  • Usually low pitch roofs mean concrete tiles.  At LBR we strive to use natural materials wherever possible, so we were delighted that we were able to specify a suitable clay tile from Redland.

    Inside the creative use of space continued: A cleverly concealed utility room behind a flush frameless door, a hidden cloak cupboard in the hallway, a bespoke handmade kitchen, a space saving toilet into a small area under the stairs.  Also, the house is heated with Polypipe underfloor heating (for which we are approved installers) installed under the timber floor. This in turn is finished flush, with the thin framed rear sliding door.

    Fine details include concealed LED lighting throwing light onto the vaulted ceiling, handmade plaster coving and glass splashbacks.

  • At the time of writing we are very proud to announce that Harrow Building Control nominated this extension for the LABC excellence awards and we have been shortlisted in the regional finals. We will be attending the black tie dinner and presentation. Competition is stiff, but we have high hopes of winning a prize!